Cemetery monuments are a beautiful way to honour the life of a loved one. At Arbor Memorial, we offer a variety of monuments that can be personalized to suit your family’s unique needs and preferences. Download the brochure now.
At Arbor, we’re here to support you through every aspect of the pre-planning process. Our team of professionals will walk you through every decision, from choosing the right casket for the service to the details of the reception. Download the brochure here for more information.
Did You Know? Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. There are three common threads for death and the disposition of their dead: 1) Some type of ceremony, funeral rite, or ritual 2) A sacred place for the dead 3) Memorials for the dead Researchers have found burial grounds of Neanderthal man in the Shanidar cave in Iraq dating to 60,000 BC with animal antlers on the body and flower fragments next to the corpse indicating some type of ritual and gifts to the deceased.
Losing a spouse is a life-altering event. Some couples have time to prepare for the inevitable while others have no time at all. Here are some recommended steps to take sooner rather than later. Learn More.
Death is not a subject that everyone feels comfortable discussing, so many simply avoid it. But that doesn’t change the reality that life will come to an end. And it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start a conversation with our loved ones about our end-of-life wishes – from sickness to ceremony to estate planning. Read more here.
With well-informed estate planning, you could save thousands of dollars, and spare your partner and/or children from financial and emotional burden. Read More here.
Arbor offers urns from traditional bronze to biodegradable alternatives that will best honour your values and legacy. Check out some examples of different urn materials here.
Should you choose cremation or burial for your loved one or yourself? Here is an interesting article to help you make the right decision, the first step to fully understand each option.
Nature Walks are a unique alternative to traditional cemetery plans with final resting places in a tranquil, nature setting. Unlike traditional cemetery lawns which are inherited from the orderly structures of English and French gardens, Nature Walks are created with Canadian values in mind. Watch Now
The new Registrar’s Directive was issued on July 29 by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario for funeral services. Read more here.